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Old 07-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Corn Cob Jelly - Anyone tried it?

Has anyone here ever made this? They say it tastes like honey.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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I've not made it, but I'll bet it would be great. I might give it a try as I love all things made with corn. :)
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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I've heard of it, haven't made it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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I have heard of it, but never seen or tried any. After checking Google, I might have to try to make a batch.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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It sounds like a dance... you know, like Boot Scootin' Boogie... Slap Leather... Corn Cob Jam...

I haven't even heard of it. Why don't you make up a batch, LMB, and post some pics as you go?
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There is only Corn Cob 'Jelly', not Jam, and its a very old recipe that has not been tested under today's canning recommendations, though I guess you could cross your fingers and process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Just remember that you are dealing with a low-acid food item and not a fruit.

Here's the recipe from my files:

Corn Cob Jelly

12 sweet corn cobs
4 cups water
4 cups sugar
1 box fruit pectin

1. Bring water with cobs, to a boil, boil for l0 minutes. Measure 3 cups liquid and strain through a cheesecloth.

2. Put strained fluid into a large saucepan, add pectin. Bring to rolling boil. Add sugar, bring mixture back to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, then skim. Add food coloring, if desired.

3. Pour into scalded jars and seal. Jelly will be clear and taste like apple-honey.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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It sounds like a dance... you know, like Boot Scootin' Boogie... Slap Leather... Corn Cob Jam... ...
Here I thought you were letting us know about a bluegrass concert in OH. I was all ready to throw a suitcase in the car and come visit the kids just to go to th show!
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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There is only Corn Cob 'Jelly', not Jam, and its a very old recipe that has not been tested under today's canning recommendations, though I guess you could cross your fingers and process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Yes .. I stand corrected. It is called Jelly .. however .. I made some Jelly and some Jam. Jam has the bits of the fruit in it and mine has the bits of the corn it .. thusly .. Jam !

So here's the scoop. It's super easy, super quick and it really does taste like honey. I was skeptical but tried it this morning and I'm shocked and really happy.

This will taste very good on sweet grilled food, corn bread, english muffins, on a spoon. I'm not sure about tea .. will try that tomorrow. It's thinner than honey and not as "sticky" but the flavor is definitely there.

Next time I will make it with corn cobs that I've cooked on the grill .. I'm now curious what the smokey flavor will do to this concoction.

Here is how I did it.

6 ears of corn
1 qt of water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp powdered pectin
Sugar equal to reduced liquid

I cooked the corn then cut the kernals from the cob.

Break the cobs in half and put them in a pot with 1 qt of water.

Bring to a boil and boil hard for 30 minutes - uncovered.

For Jelly strain the liquid to remove the bits of corn. For Jam .. leave them in there.

Measure the liquid you have left. Return it to the pot. Add sugar equal the amount of liquid. Stir in lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and ladle into prepared jars.

Boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes about 2 half-pint jars.

Remove cobs and discard.
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I'll have to try this, just bought some sweet corn.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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Has anyone here ever made this? They say it tastes like honey.
My mother-in-law used to make it. Gosh, I haven't had any in years. It was delicious, very sweet.
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